Exploding Easter Bunny

Electrocuting a chocolate easter bunny.

If you are sqeamish, look away now. The Easter bunny meets 50,000 A might be a suitable title. Here the cap bank is charged to 5.8kV (3.5 kJ). A little steel wool on each end to sparkle up the display and away we go.

The flash and bang is huge but most of the energy is directed outwards and the damage is surprisingly small. Interestingly much of the paint is blown off the aluminum foil.

(via Danger Room)